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Live Blog: Iran Reacts As Parliament, Khomeini Shrine Attacked (CLOSED)


Members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps secure the area outside the Iranian parliament during an attack on the complex in Tehran on June 7.

Summary

-- An Iranian official says 12 people have been killed in twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's shrine. The head of Iran's emergency department, Pir Hossein Kolivand, said 39 people were also wounded in the attacks in Tehran, and rescue operations were continuing.

-- The extremist Sunni group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the June 7 attacks in the capital of predominantly Shi'ite Iran, the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency said.

*NOTE: Times are stated according to local time in Tehran (GMT +4 1/2)

20:02 7.6.2017

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19:53 7.6.2017

Reaction from the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran:

19:50 7.6.2017

Video of Senator Bernie Sanders asking for a vote on new Iran sanctions to be delayed in the light of the attacks in Tehran:

19:43 7.6.2017

Victims of the attacks will be put to rest on Friday, ISNA reports.

19:42 7.6.2017

Reaction from Tehran:

19:35 7.6.2017

Here is IRGC's statement blaming Saudi Arabia for the attacks:

19:34 7.6.2017

Iranian-American historian and author Abbas Milani:

19:27 7.6.2017

IRNA reports that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has condemned the attacks in Tehran in a telephone call with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif.

19:22 7.6.2017

Tweet by veteran U.S. diplomat:

19:18 7.6.2017

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has blamed Saudi Arabia for the attacks in Tehran:

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